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Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 18th April 2018, 21:30
Replies: 169
Views: 3,571
Posted By Patudo
The Nikon stand did have a 100th Anniversary...

The Nikon stand did have a 100th Anniversary edition of the 8x30 EII locked away with the WX, and it was this they kindly brought out for me - for which I remain very grateful. I just wish I had been...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th April 2018, 22:11
Replies: 80
Views: 3,243
Posted By Patudo
I agree the binocular one might, in the very best...

I agree the binocular one might, in the very best of faith, recommend to others might not be that which one might choose for oneself. I would be very interested to read your (and other) assessments...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th April 2018, 00:50
Replies: 142
Views: 4,633
Posted By Patudo
The correct answer (for every binomaniac) is of...

The correct answer (for every binomaniac) is of course to have both! I've found the extra magnification of 10x very worthwhile when scanning for distant targets, especially where you can brace your...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th April 2018, 00:28
Replies: 48
Views: 1,664
Posted By Patudo
Well, Crow, you've been told that only Superman,...

Well, Crow, you've been told that only Superman, Thor or God could possibly see “improvements” in performance between your 8x30 EII and anything else; and that any other opinion was errant and...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th April 2018, 23:18
Replies: 169
Views: 3,571
Posted By Patudo
Thanks, and yeah - there are some surprising...

Thanks, and yeah - there are some surprising things one can see even in the heart of the city. If you're in the right place at the right time you could see hundreds of rose-ringed parakeets heading...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 9th April 2018, 20:26
Replies: 77
Views: 3,918
Posted By Patudo
Well, the collectors will likely soon come...

Well, the collectors will likely soon come swooping in - best get your HTs before their prices go up too much...;) For all we know, these may be the last Zeiss x42s with Abbe-Koenig...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 5th April 2018, 20:10
Replies: 80
Views: 3,243
Posted By Patudo
I've had a bit of a ponder on this, and - for...

I've had a bit of a ponder on this, and - for what it's worth - have to agree, although I'd phrase things a little differently. I think the basis for that reputation and 'awe' is that desire to own...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 23:56
Replies: 169
Views: 3,571
Posted By Patudo
I'll give this thread a go. Unfortunately the...

I'll give this thread a go. Unfortunately the long Easter weekend was blighted by poor weather but I still managed to see some interesting stuff.

April Fool's Day

1115. At our usual viewing...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 22:52
Replies: 65
Views: 1,701
Posted By Patudo
Hey Crow, Birdforum member JerryLogan seems to...

Hey Crow,

Birdforum member JerryLogan seems to have found a way of maximizing field of view with glasses for his EII. See posts #72 and #81 in this thread:...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 22:11
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By Patudo
I was wondering how well the old Japanese extra...

I was wondering how well the old Japanese extra wides might fit the original poster's requirements. Birdforum member elkcub has an 8x40 with a stonking field of view, but most seem to be 7x35. 7x...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 21:16
Replies: 55
Views: 2,345
Posted By Patudo
Yep, Zeiss really should go (back) to plastic...

Yep, Zeiss really should go (back) to plastic construction for their next alpha! Modern, lightweight and the FLs have paved the way for plastic bodies to be accepted by high-end binocular buyers. ;)
Forum: Binoculars Monday 2nd April 2018, 00:09
Replies: 213
Views: 6,984
Posted By Patudo
Whoa there... I think denco is getting a bit of...

Whoa there... I think denco is getting a bit of stick here that might not altogether be deserved. I find the reasons he gives for liking (and disliking) his various acquisitions are normally fairly...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 1st April 2018, 23:21
Replies: 32
Views: 854
Posted By Patudo
Be careful black crow, those and the EII are...

Be careful black crow, those and the EII are taking you ever nearer to the territory of the dreaded "alpha"... ;)
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 29th March 2018, 23:13
Replies: 96
Views: 9,485
Posted By Patudo
I can't tolerate the feel of anything on my...

I can't tolerate the feel of anything on my eyeballs, but if I could, I know I'd enjoy using some of my older binoculars which have short eye relief a whole lot more. The biggest problem with them...
Forum: Texas Thursday 29th March 2018, 22:39
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Patudo
Hi SanAngelo - thanks for the texbirds links. ...

Hi SanAngelo - thanks for the texbirds links. That's a shame for the individual bird herself and for those that follow her, but of course in the species as a whole is doing well in the U.S. as a...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 29th March 2018, 19:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,351
Posted By Patudo
I really need to look through a few other binos...

I really need to look through a few other binos with field flatteners just to be sure, but one thing I recently noticed (and I wonder if this might be unique to me) in looking through my brother's...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 28th March 2018, 23:47
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Patudo
Hi Allen: Thanks for your report (and also your...

Hi Allen: Thanks for your report (and also your older reports from Barcelona). I visited La Palma for the first time last November and saw a surprising number of choughs near El Risco cliff in Santa...
Forum: Texas Wednesday 28th March 2018, 23:26
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Patudo
Thanks for the great photos and reports. Here in...

Thanks for the great photos and reports. Here in London our pairs are maybe a fortnight or so behind yours.

I was wondering whether Austin is the southernmost US city that has breeding...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th March 2018, 23:04
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By Patudo
As I have said before you sir are fortunate...

As I have said before you sir are fortunate indeed to be able to observe golden eagles so regularly. Could I ask what you thought they were after when hunting, and if you regularly see any of the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th March 2018, 22:37
Replies: 80
Views: 3,243
Posted By Patudo
Buy it now in most cases seem to be priced 10% or...

Buy it now in most cases seem to be priced 10% or more above what can be found by diligent Evilbay bidding/hunting. I guess that's the price of convenience.



I use the Dialyt 10x40 B/GA T*P* as my...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th March 2018, 22:22
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Patudo
Hi Martin, I also used the 8x30 multi-coated...

Hi Martin,

I also used the 8x30 multi-coated Jenoptem for some time as one of my primary birding binoculars - a very good buy for the price. Like yourself, however, I eventually decided that a...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 28th March 2018, 20:09
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By Patudo
They look well made for sure, but how do you find...

They look well made for sure, but how do you find the lack of phase coatings affects your view through them compared to your more modern roof glasses, or indeed your porros? I have used single coated...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 15th March 2018, 00:44
Replies: 42
Views: 2,968
Posted By Patudo
The FL series was extensively commented upon here...

The FL series was extensively commented upon here after it first appeared over 10 years ago. Some negatives reported/discussed included; small sweet spot, off-axis astigmatism, some build quality...
Forum: Others Thursday 15th March 2018, 00:30
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Patudo
Hi Simon; Congratulations on your purchase. ...

Hi Simon; Congratulations on your purchase. Re-covering old binoculars can definitely be done, but isn't a straightforward job. Here is an example of an old Leitz that has been beautifully...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 9th March 2018, 19:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,396
Posted By Patudo
When I visited the UK Birdfair last year I was...

When I visited the UK Birdfair last year I was like a kid in a candy store. All those amazing binoculars that the manufacturers so kindly set up for everyone to look through! The 8x30 Habicht was...
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